Spike Lee’s “School Daze” 30th Anniversary comes to Blu-ray November

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The 1988 Spike Lee written and directed film School Daze is coming to Blu-ray Disc in a “30th Anniversary Edition” on November 13th via Sony. The film’s cast featured Laurence FishburneTisha CampbellGiancarlo EspositoKadeem Hardison, Jasmine GuyOssie Davis, and Spike Lee. Tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed but you can expect 1080p video and 5.1 lossless surround (likely in DTS-HD Master Audio). The title is available for PRE-ORDER now over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to included on the release are listed below.

  • ALL-NEW: 2018 Q&A with Spike Lee and select cast and crew members, with some special guests
  • Commentary with Spike Lee
  • Cast Commentary with Tisha Campbell-Martin, Rusty Cundieff, Bill Nunn, Darryl Bell and Kadeem Hardison
  • Three Featurettes:
    • “Birth of a Nation”
    • “College Daze”
    • “Making a Mark”
  • Music Videos:
    • “Be Alone Tonight” from the Rays
    • “Be One” from Phyllis Hyman
    • “Da Butt” by EU

Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement for this release.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE:

 

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of a Groundbreaking Comedy 

SCHOOL DAZE

 

Directed by Spike Lee and Starring Laurence Fishburne,
Giancarlo Esposito, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Kadeem Hardison and Jasmine Guy
First Time on Blu-ray™ November 13,
Including an All-New Q&A with Spike Lee and Special Guests
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CULVER CITY, Calif. (September 24, 2018) – Acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee’s (BlacKkKlansman) contemporary comedy with music SCHOOL DAZE celebrates its 30th Anniversary by debuting on Blu-ray™ November 13 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on Lee’s experiences while a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, SCHOOL DAZE follows a group of fraternity and sorority members clashing with other students at a historically black college during homecoming weekend. The all-star cast includes Academy Award® nominee Laurence Fishburne (Best Actor, What’s Love Got to Do with It, 1993), Emmy Award® nominee Giancarlo Esposito (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, “Breaking Bad,” 2008), Tisha Campbell-Martin (“Dr. Ken”), Kadeem Hardison (“A Different World”), Jasmine Guy (“The Vampire Diaries”) and two-time Academy Award nominee and Honorary Oscar®winner Spike Lee (Best Documentary, Features,4 Little Girls, 1997); Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, Do the Right Thing, 1989).

The Blu-ray release of SCHOOL DAZE includes an all-new special feature: a 2018 Q&A with Spike Lee and select cast and crew, along with some special guests. Legacy special features include a director’s commentary, a cast commentary with Tisha Campbell-Martin, Rusty Cundieff, Bill Nunn, Darryl Bell and Kadeem Hardison, three featurettes and music videos, including “Be Alone Tonight” from the Rays, “Be One” from Phyllis Hyman, and “Da Butt” by EU.

SYNOPSIS:
Celebrate 30 years of iconic filmmaker Spike Lee’s music-filled, offbeat comedy that takes an unforgettable look at black college life. Amidst gala coronations, football, fraternities, parades and parties, the students of Mission College find themselves caught up in romance and relationships, rituals and rivalries during one outrageous homecoming weekend. With dynamic music, including EU’s hit “Da Butt,” and dance numbers choreographed by Otis Sallid (Fame), Lee successfully challenges viewpoints about self-identity and self-esteem in this original and unforgettable musical comedy.

SCHOOL DAZE is produced, written and directed by Spike Lee, with Grace Blake serving as
Executive Producer and Loretha C. Jones and Monty Ross as Co-Producers.

Bonus Features Include:

  • ALL-NEW: 2018 Q&A with Spike Lee and select cast and crew members, with some special guests
  • Commentary with Spike Lee
  • Cast Commentary with Tisha Campbell-Martin, Rusty Cundieff, Bill Nunn, Darryl Bell and Kadeem Hardison
  • Three Featurettes:
    • “Birth of a Nation”
    • “College Daze”
    • “Making a Mark”
  • Music Videos:
    • “Be Alone Tonight” from the Rays
    • “Be One” from Phyllis Hyman
    • “Da Butt” by EU

SCHOOL DAZE has a run time of approximately 121 minutes and is rated R.
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Emmy® is the trademark property of ATAS/NATAS.

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